A living Christmas Tree! Hey, hey, hey! It’s Fat Albert…Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens ‘Fat Albert’)!Ok. We may have just dated ourselves with that, but we couldn’t resist. Great TV cartoon character, even greater landscape tree.Like the name suggests, this is a thick, full, chunky evergreen that is made to fill up empty corners and bare spots. It only grows 15’ tall but almost 10’ wide. This super hardy tree is perfect for smaller gardens where other blue spruce might overtake the yard. Fat Albert has the classic blue-green needles of a Blue Spruce tree, but not nearly the height. You can use it in your front yard, in your borders, as a foundation planting, or to cover your backyard fence. Use a row of them to create a fantastic screen or sound barrier. This is also a great choice for a living Christmas Tree, either potted and brought inside or covered in lights and snow in your yard.Fat Albert looks great with any other conifer, pine or evergreen. Try it in a rock garden or as the focal point of your front yard flower bed.This is a very hardy tree that even shakes off roadway salt. It looks great year-round with no coddling necessary. It looks especially good in rustic or country garden settings, but we’ve also seen it used very effectively in amazing modern gardens.Fat Albert Blue Spruce is a perfect addition to any sized garden. Order yours from Nature Hills today! * Easy care * No pruning necessary* Native selection* Dramatic blue-green color for an evergreen* Windbreak and screener* Year-round interest.
An alternative to the big boys! So you’re in love with the idea of having a spruce tree in your garden. And why not? They are some of the most beautiful evergreen trees around, with their gorgeous blue colored needles and classic Christmas tree form. Unfortunately, they are also HUGE – sometime 3 and 4 stories tall at maturity – and you don’t have that kind of space. If this is you, then Columnar Blue Spruce (Picea pungens ‘fastigiata’) is your answer. This smaller version of the classic blue spruce is just what you need to give you the look that you want without having to worry about it taking up all of your garden space. This is a tall, skinny specimen tree that will fit into areas too narrow for many other evergreen trees. It tops out at 25’ in ten years (as opposed to 40’) and only gets 7’ wide. The beautiful blue-green needles cover the upward facing branches that give the tree an “at-attention” appearance. They never need pruning, but always look pruned. Columnar Blue Spruce looks great in any garden setting from very formal to very rustic. And it looks good all year! Plant it with any other evergreen or any of your perennials. There isn’t any plant that won’t look good next to it.Now that you know about it, you know you want this lovely tree in your garden, so go ahead and order from us today! * Easy care * No pruning necessary* Bird friendly* Dramatic blue-green color for an evergreen* Windbreak and screener* Year-round interest.
Looks like you constantly prune it. (We’ll never tell that you don’t!) We know that you hate to prune. It’s a chore. It’s hard to get everything even. It makes a mess. Well, we’re happy to report that with Little Gem Norway Spruce (Picea abies ‘Little Gem’) you never have to prune again!Little Gem is an evergreen that is prized for its low-growing and slow-growing nature. The deep green needles make it look like a dense, naturally round puff ball that tops out at 18” tall. The slow growth means that it is virtually maintenance free – no coddling necessary!This stunner looks great accenting rock gardens and as a low filler in those often forgotten spaces between larger conifers and evergreens.Little Gem makes a lovely little mound of foliage that shines next to other plants. It looks really good in naturalized settings, like the aforementioned rock gardens, but its perfect shape makes it fit right into modern formal gardens and small patio, balcony and urban landscapes, too. Line a walkway. Flank an entry. Put it in large containers by the patio. You really can’t go wrong with this little beauty. It will make you look like a pro pruner! Buy some and enjoy the accolades today.* Easy care * Compact form* Bird friendly* Evergreen* Year-round interest.
Put This Christmas Tree On Your Wish ListYou couldn’t ask Santa for a better evergreen. The Colorado Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Glauca’, grows into the classic Christmas tree shape – no pruning required! They grow impressively tall (30 – 60 feet) but they have a small footprint, only growing 10 – 20 feet wide.What really makes the Clorado Blue Spruce tree stand out of the crowd of other evergreens is the beautifully different color. It’s greenish. It’s blueish. It’s silvery. It shines next to dark greens and makes the autumn reds, yellows and oranges around it pop. It is just as striking in the winter as it is in the summer – maybe more so, since it sparkles covered in snow or next to brown, bare branches.The Colorado Blue Spruce makes an excellent specimen tree, truly standing out in your landscape. It also makes a formidable privacy screen or wind break if several are planted in a row.Your Colorado Blue Spruce is an impressive tree. It is cold hardy and low maintenance, requiring little more than planting it and watching it grow. It is drought tolerant and unattractive to deer. Birds and bunnies love the shelter it provides, but you don’t have to worry about them nibbling on it.As an added benefit, this tree grows perfectly shaped pinecones that make great craft projects and are attractive to wildlife.If you’d like an impressive evergreen tree with a vibrant color that requires little care, the Colorado Blue Spruce is the tree for you. Order yours early as these spectacular landscape trees are in high demand.* No Pruning Required!* Foliage Color * Cold Hardy * Wildlife Interest.
Carefree Natural Privacy ScreenBlack Hills Spruce, Picea glauca ‘Densata’, is an ornamental evergreen conifer. These would be ideal for use as windbreaks, privacy screens and accent plantings in your yard.Your Black Hills Spruce tree is noted for its vibrant, dark green foliage and attractive, conical form. The density of its foliage will be a welcome addition to your landscape in those places where a little natural privacy is needed. Its dark green tone will augment lend some life to your dull, winter landscape. Unlike some evergreens, your Black Hills Spruce tree won’t prove difficult when it comes time to mow lawn near it or perform other routine lawn work. The needles are short and soft to the touch rather than abrasive.A truly cold-adapted tree, the Black Hills Spruce is resistant to winter injury and performs well regardless of many harsh winter conditions. It prefers rich, moist soil and full sun but will also thrive in dry, well-drained locations. You won’t have to fuss over it to enjoy a pleasing shape as it requires little or no pruning. Deer will even leave it alone, so no need to bother with pest control or similar concerns. Black Hills Spruce can reach a height of six feet within nine years and is very long-lived. In fact, some Black Hills Spruce have lived 150 to 350 years! Planting one today is not only a terrific choice for a high quality landscape planting, but also an investment in the future.* Evergreen, natural conical shape * Long-lived* Low maintenance .
The Serbian Spruce tree, Picea omorika, forms a narrow, pyramidal silhouette with graceful arching branches and a slender straight trunk.The upper surface of the needles is glossy and dark green in contrast to the whitish lower surface. Because of its narrow pyramidal habit, the Serbian Spruce tree can be used in smaller scale landscape situations than most other conifer trees; produces purple to cinnamon colored cones.It prefers rich, moist well drained soils, and will tolerate alkaline sites. This tree is fast growing and does well in full sun. Serbian Spruce trees should not be planted out in the open where winter wind can dry them out.This evergreen makes a great street tree and does very well in the northeastern region of the U.S. The Serbian Spruce tree is considered to be one of the most beautiful and ornamental spruces! It looks best when planted as a specimen; also is fantastic in groupings of three or five! * Slender, pyramidal shape* Great specimen* Arching branches .
The White Spruce tree, Picea glauca, has many common names including the Western White Spruce, Canadian Spruce, Alberta Spruce, Alberta White Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Skunk Spruce, Cat Spruce, and Porsild Spruce.The White Spruce conifer is a very hardy evergreen tree, and can grow rapidly if placed in a well drained location. It is adaptable to many soil types and makes a beautiful Christmas tree, ornamental specimen, (when planted as a single), or it can be a steady windbreak when planted in rows.White Spruce trees has a cone-shaped crown, and when grown in an open space, it develops a conical crown which extends nearly to the ground. The conical crown and spreading branches give it a nice appearance for use as an ornamental.When the needle-shaped leaves are crushed, the needles have a disagreeable odor, thus, the common name of Skunk Spruce or Cat Spruce!The wood is often used for pulpwood, lumber, furniture, and boxes and crates. White Spruce tree is an important source of food for wildlife, such as grouse and seed eating birds.* Ornamental tree* Hardy* Windbreak tree.
Fast-Growing Evergreen TreeThe Norway Spruce,Picea abies, is a fast-growing evergreen conifer. It would look outstanding in a large front yard, or perhaps serve as a natural windbreak and privacy hedge along a property line.Few trees can match the large size and stately grandeur of a Norway Spruce tree. Your Norway Spruce tree will be an impressive sight as its 60-150 feet of pyramidal growth grace your yard. Its dynamic, dark green ¾-inch needles grow rich and dense on the pendulous branchlets, not only elegant to see but also soft to the touch.There are no insect or disease problems with the Norway Spruce trees, and it’s generally carefree. It tolerates a variety of soils and conditions, including pollution. Some people believe it has curative powers, and use parts of it to make medicinal teas. It is also a valuable timber tree, used for furniture and musical instruments as well as in construction. Norway Spruce trees are popular during the holidays too, being used both as a Christmas tree and in various decorations. It is highly valued by the wildlife that use it for shelter, and its bark, leaves and seed are eaten by various animals.The Norway Spruce tree is the perfect choice for a landscape tree that will grow fast and provide a large, evergreen presence in your yard. Wildlife will flock to it, and you can even harvest it for its holiday, medicinal or timber appeal. A versatile, elegant and hardy tree, your Norway Spruce will provide you with beauty and interest for many years.*Fast-Growing*Hardy*Wildlife Interest .